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Old 07-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Smile Winter Salt Damage

Hi All,

We took our 2008 FDQS out of storage about a month ago and noticed that there was rust on the chassis and the hinges on the bay doors were badly corroded we also noticed that the paint had some very tiny bubbles around the bay door handles and along the top of the trim on the belt line , and on the top of the bottom trim on the slides . We had not used the coach since we came back from our trip in February, We took the coach to the truck wash before we put it away ,apparently all of the salt was not washed off. We live in up state New York. Has any body else had this problem?

I would like to sand prime and touch up the white paint, Anybody know where to get the same paint that was used on our chassis?

I would also like to replace the bay door hinges anybody know where I can get replacements?

We got our coach in March of 2009 we LOVE it. we have joined the Alpine Coach Association. This past winter we took our first big trip NY to California via the southern route we put on abut 10,000 miles.

Carol & Mike
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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C&M- Welcome to iRV2!!! And welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of things WRV.

You can read thru the sales brochures on the ACA Tech Library website. IIRC they mentioned something about the chassis paint somewhere thru the years.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike for the reply and welcome,
I will check out the Tech Library tonight to see if I can find some info on the chassis paint.

Mike & Carol
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